Jakes Creek Reservoir

Jakes Creek Reservoir, also known as Boies Reservoir, is an irrigation impoundment developed in 1967. The reservoir occurs on BLM and private lands, but is entirely accessible to the public.

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Type of water
Lake or Reservoir
Fishing Report

As of March 8th, Jakes Creek Reservoir has 19 inches of ice with 2-to-3 inches of snow on the ice.  Fishing remains fair for trout in the 10 to 16 inch range.  The road going in has some areas of snow and will have some soft spots as the temperatures increase. With warming temperatures and the possibility of rain, road and reservoir conditions could change quickly. Note: Ice fishing holes must not exceed 10 inches in diameter (NAC 503.583).


Stocking Updates

Stocked Species Inches Date Stocked Year to Date
1993Rainbow Trout9.204-07-20223018

Pertinent Information

Jakes Creek Reservoir covers 62 surface acres, with a maximum depth of 16 feet. Rainbow trout, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and an occasional native redband trout (from the upper drainage) are found in the reservoir. The average size of rainbow trout caught is about 12 inches, although larger fish are sometimes caught. Successful baits include nightcrawlers, salmon eggs, Power Bait, small spinners and spoons, and flies. Spring, early summer, and fall are the most productive times to fish for trout. The typical bass fishing lures such as spinner baits, crankbaits, and rubber worms prove successful, but they are generally caught in low numbers. The entire perimeter of the reservoir is fishable for all species and the eastside along the dam and northern shoreline offers the easiest access. As summer progresses, aquatic vegetation increases making fishing from shore difficult, but using a float tube or canoe helps to get out beyond the weeds. Typically, between December and March, this small reservoir freezes enough for ice fishing, with fair to good success for catching trout. There are no developed camping facilities and primitive camping space is limited